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West Ham team news: Moyes delivers Wilshere update, trio ruled out vs Arsenal

West Ham United have no new injury concerns for the Premier League London derby away to Arsenal on Saturday, according to BBC Sport.

However, four Hammers players remained ruled out for manager David Moyes as he attempts to guide his side to safety.

In positive news, West Ham winger Andriy Yarmalenko is nearing a return following a thigh injury and featured in a practice match recently.

“Andriy Yarmolenko played in a practice match and he is getting closer but he is not ready to return just yet,” Moyes said.

Midfielder Tomas Soucek is out for at least another couple of weeks with a hip injury that he picked up against in West Ham’s defeat to Liverpool last month.

Moyes confirmed that full-back Ryan Fredericks underwent surgery on his shoulder after damaging his ligament in a clash against Manchester City in February.

Fredericks is not expected to return to action before April for the Hammers.

Jack Wilshere also returned to training on the pitch recently, continuing his recovery from injury.

It is unclear whether the injury prone midfielder will feature again for West Ham this season according to Moyes.

“Jack Wilshere has returned to doing work on the pitch and he is progressing,” the Hammers boss continued.

“I would hope Jack will play this season and he will get himself into a shape and fit enough to do so, but I cannot guarantee it.”

West Ham climbed out of the relegation zone on goal difference last weekend with a 3-1 victory over Southampton.

Moyes will be hoping his side can build upon that result, which ended a run of seven matches without a win in the Premier League.

West Ham are currently in 16th place with 27 points – level with Bournemouth in 18th and just two ahead of Aston Villa in 19th.

Opponents Arsenal won their FA Cup tie against Portsmouth on Monday, bouncing back from their Europa League exit against Olympiacos last week.

The Gunners are unbeaten in the league this year, a record that Moyes will be hoping his West Ham side can break.

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